• Hot trend: Safari

    by  • Thursday, February 17, 2011 • Latest trends • 4 Comments

    Don your khaki trousers, grab a pair of binoculars and imagine you’re in a LandRover, not an office – today, we’re hitting the dusty savannahs to check out this season’s safari designs…

    Think lions, zebras, elephants and giraffes…I love this cute wall decal from Decosticker. Working clockwise: a zebra chair from BHS (very Peter Stringfellow/Kat Slater), bargain faux-fur animal-print accessories (throw, cushion and picture frame) from Tesco Direct, and a tasty safari map cushion from our dear Africa-obsessed friends at Anthropologie

    Any excuse for a spot of Turner Pocock wallpaper (top left) – this Zebra design is one of my favourites. Everything else here is from Anthropologie – I can’t help thinking the design team must have had an epic field trip to Africa – it’s difficult to find something that’s NOT safari-related there this season!

    Let’s end with Sue Timney‘s stunning ‘Menagerie’ cushion – part of her new home collection for House of Fraser, hitting stores early April. It’s covered with brightly-coloured exotic animals and insects – a bit like Victorian engravings with a modern twist. I love this style – and once read a novel just because the cover had Victorian animal engravings on it. That’s how shallow I am. Keep your eyes peeled for the rest of Sue Timney’s range – there are monochrome cake plates, glamorous striped lamps and quirky Fornasetti-style ceramics. Not very safari, granted, but let’s sneak it in here anyway:

    Now, THAT’S a cake plate. If you can’t get enough of Sue’s quirky style, and fancy dressing up as a barcode, don’t miss her current exhibition: “Sue Timney and the Design of Timney-Fowler“, at the Fashion and Textile Museum until 25 April. – Ellie

    4 Responses to Hot trend: Safari

    1. Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 11:38 am

      Those Anthro picks are doing it for me, as well as the Turner Pocock wallpaper. Fab picks, my friend.

      P.S. I think you should style Kat Slater’s fictional home. Just IMAGINE the fun you could have with that…!

    2. Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 12:00 pm

      Ooo I love that Menagerie cushion – it’s gorgeous! Thank you for another very inspiring post – I love this site!

    3. Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 12:53 pm

      On the animal print theme, you might like this tiger-pelt-inspired cushion by the reassuringly ethical Fine Cell Work: http://www.finecellwork.co.uk/products/showitem/117,331

    4. Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 7:17 am

      One trend we predict for 2011 is adjustable a bathroom lighting to suit the mood of the day

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